Mr. Guillaume Barazzone
The Firefighters Museum is a fantastic memory box that tells a long story about the evolution of the city. As Mayor and administrative counselor of the Department of the Urban Environment and Security, the SIS’ supervising authority, I am pleased that these memories have today a digital life.
This website, designed and built by a team of enthusiasts, makes us want to know more about the history of the Geneva firefighters. Practical information, photos and news, encourage us to discover a museum that cultivates real originality and that highlights the mission of men and women who contribute significantly to the security of the population.
Because rescue, implies also security.
Well done to the volunteers who keep alive the museum and its web display.
The Commander of the S.I.S
The Museum of Geneva firefighters traces the evolution of our business, its technical resources, its equipment, its outfits.
It is the work of employees of the Fire Department and Rescue, active and retired, who, on a day of rest and despite an increasing operational commitment, spontaneously who came to work for the creation of this place of history. A beautiful testimony!
Besides the interest to see the equipment, vehicles and outfit presentations, the presence of retired guides is a tremendous added value for the visitor. They have a firefighter career behind them, even if we never truly leave this wonderful profession! The many explanations that will be given, the experiences that will be narrated to you and anecdotes, after more than 30 years of experience, will certainly help you understand the immense fields of action of the Geneva firefighters.
This place is for active firefighters, a link with the past and, indirectly, with the future! Every aspiring professional firefighter completes his training with a tour and explanation of the work of his predecessors, by our elders.
Beyond these considerations, this museum pays a tribute :
To those who have enabled our profession to evolve, century after century.
Honoring our elders, without which we would not have the structure and the current resources.Tribute to the men and women who engage with conviction, intense conviction, essential for accomplishing the many missions that are ours.Tribute to those who support us in our actions and enable our Corps to evolve, to adapt to the current risks to better protect and rescue, such as were able to do our seniors.Finally a tribute to those who were injured or died on duty. Sometimes we tend to forget the supreme sacrifice of too many passed senior firefighters.
Good visit to everyone and … onward in writing the next pages of our history!
Commander N. Schumacher
Mr. Georges PELLET
Dear Visitor Friends, dear children,
A museum is primarily where are exhibited outstanding collections. Our museum is no exception to this rule. For decades, firefighters have patiently made our collections, jealously preserving the witnesses of the past.
Machinery, vehicles and various equipment including personal protective equipment. Interesting collections in continuation from the eighteenth century to the present day!
But what also makes the originality of our museum, it is the warm premises which shelters it. On an adjoining brownfield filing the Junction of Voluntary SP VG, the men of S.I.S. at their leisure, have created a setting, worth the value of the exhibited materials. An inexpensive creation since wood was recovered following the Lothar hurricane disaster in Switzerland in December 1999. It is obvious that the decoration as well as the development by explanatory notes are our own creations .
You will agree, a little detour in our premises is a must, especially when it’s free !
With pleasure, we welcome you every Wednesday and Sunday during school holidays.
Two volunteer guides of our association, former professional firefighters of S.I.S. Geneva, will accompany you and will answer all your questions.
See you soon !
The president of
Association of Fire Brigade Museum of the City of Geneva